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Zoo Med Power Sweep
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Product Description:
Zoo Med Power SweepZoo Med's Power Sweep powerheads are the first and only rotating powerheads available. With a full 60° of rotation the Power Sweep replicates natural water currents without the expense of a wave maker. The sweeping action breaks surface tension and film, which allows for increased oxygen exchange. The Power Sweep is fully submersible and can be used alone (with the included pre-filter) or in conjunction with an undergravel filter system. Drop one in your freshwater or marine aquarium and eliminate those 'dead spots'.

-Great for use as a Wave Maker!
-Increases efficiency (i.e. Flow Rate) of Undergravel Filters.
-Automatic Rotating Feature Creates Greater Surface Agitation Allowing a High Oxygen Exchange Rate.
-Excellent for Live Aquarium Plant Tanks
-Comes Complete with Venturi Aerating Feature.
-2 NEW Sizes Available!
Product Specifications:
Model 212 (125gph) for aquariums up to 20 gallons.
Model 214 (160gph) for aquariums up to 30 gallons
Model 226 (190gph) for aquariums up to 50 gallons.
Model 228 (270gph) for aquariums up to 75 gallons.
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User Ratings: (25 reviews)
Overall: 5.88
Value/Cost: 6.32
Effectiveness: 5.60
Quality: 5.48
Ease of use: 6.12
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nitroal has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10 November 10, 2003
"Contrary to others...."
I have used the same PowerSweep for over two years now with absolutely zero problems. Does not heat the water up, and creates excellent water movement.
papasmurf has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 5.25/10 August 29, 2003
"It works as a heater but not much else...."
I purchased one a few weeks ago to supplement a Rio powerhead. The ZooMed like other have said raised the temperature (the house is AC cooled to 78) to 84-86 degrees. The flow is fairly poor and the bubbles of course do not work. I am going to be taking it back it possible. It is a nice idea in theory but just doesn't work out in reality. I had the model labeled PS-20 but I think they left the "O" out cause it should have read P.O.S.-20
Bangbang has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 1/10 August 6, 2003
"Don't Buy!!!!!!!"
This is absolutely garbage. I purchased one and it lasted for one week. It also heats up your water to dangerous levels. I contacted the company and all I got for a response was a catalog of there products.
Doc_Polit has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 3.25/10 August 2, 2003
"Aquatic Garbage"
I used, or should I say TRIED to use a 228 for 4 months. After 2 months of use, with regular maintenance, the sweeping feature quit. For the next 2 months I tried to get it to function properly and NOTHING worked. I finally got peace of mind when I threw it in the garbage and bought another brand.
AtomicFiregirl has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 8/10
We first got this product as a demo from our ZooMed rep. After putting it on a tank to breed goby cichlids....I fell in love with it. Very easy to use....very durable! I have not found a better power head in years! This thing has been running for a year in our Goby tank! I highly recommend them!!
retzern has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 7/10
My 228 works ok and the sweeping motion is awesome. The only problem is that it shoots some water where it is not supposed to out of the cam part that sweeps. This seems to take some power out of the jet.
fishman9168 has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 3.5/10
"Dont waste your money!!"
I bought one of these about a year ago and it was broken within two days. I sent it back and was given a replacement and it was also broken within a couple of days. This happened several times and finally I just gave up. Dont waste your money on this item.
scubadude has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 8.25/10
"works well"
i've crushed coral and my ugf tends to pulls some through time to time so it will block the rotating mech. but it is not hard to clear.i like mine
andrewturner has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 8.75/10
"cheap and works! What could be better"
I bought a pengiun powerhead and it didn't work but i wanted one of these to begin with so I took the other one back and got one of these. I really like the sweeping feature that they have onlike anyother. I would buy it again. The problem stated in the post before about the bubbles....I found if you blow in the airline while it is running it starts the bubbling action.
bmsera1 has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9/10
"Sweep ---- Sweep"
Ok .. I just got mine... so I can't say that they run forever.. but it seems to be a great powerhead. I really like the sweep motion ... the only thing I can say bad about them so far is that they are hard to get the bubbles working.. seems like the powerhead has to be part of the way out of the water.. otherwise it won't spit out bubbles ..
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